Spring 2020 not offered
Students will listen to and discuss 20th century canonical works in class that employ a wide array of 20th and 21st century advanced compositional/performance techniques, notation, and improvisation. Additionally, all students will required to meet with the instructor as well as create a long-form composition (5 - 10 minutes in duration) in any style for an ensemble of any size to be performed at the end of the semester, preferably, by the Wesleyan Ensemble for 20th and 21st Century Contemporary Music. Composer-performers are very strongly encouraged to participate. Seating in this class will be very limited
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: MUSC109 OR MUSC201 OR MUSC202
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Selected works by composers discussed in class will be studied and used as models.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assigned listenings and readings; one five to ten minute (5-10 minute) composition to be performed by members of the Wesleyan New Music Ensemble that is substantial in form, detail, content, and concept.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
First-year students and Sophomores excluded.
An introduction and entrance interview is required and will take place during the first week of classes.
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